Water Main Break & Sinkhole Floods Garages on 13th Street (+ Photos)

By Cody Scholberg, Epoch Times
January 15, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

NEW YORK–The water main break on 13th Street and 5th Avenue has flooded the streets of Chelsea and now two garages located between 5th and 6th avenue.

One of the flooded garages belongs to Ronel Parking Corporation located at 25 W 13th Street.

Water is coming up from the grading in the sidewalks around that area. Several fire hydrants in the area are open with water spraying out of them.

There are at least 60 workers from DEP, ConEd, Verizon, and private contractors on the scene. There was a break in the same pipe in the same place four years ago, said one of the workers, who wishes to remain anonymous.

A man who’s wife works in the area told Epoch Times there are frequently problems on the water lines in this area.